This two-day writing retreat in Brighton is a perfect chance to indulge your creative writing craft and get inspiration and feedback from two Sussex authors, Umi Sinha and Colin Grant, who will share their own writing insights and help you progress your writing or projects.

The ‘retreat’ is spread over two days. On Saturday, you’ll be taught by Umi Sinha, who will explore fiction writing and using historical research or real life events in writing, using themes from her debut novel Belonging as starting points. On Sunday, Colin Grant will lead you through using autobiography in your writing including non-fiction and other types of writing, reflecting on his own practice in writing A Memory of Burning.

Come along and get writing!

Saturday 25 March 2017, 10am-4pm: Umi Sinha

Sunday 26 March 2017, 10am-4pm: Colin Grant

£70 for the weekend or £40 per workshop


Writers Support Fund

We are pleased to offer a Writers Support Fund to offer help to anyone on low-income or with any access needs & 15-minute mentor spot (first come, first serve, by application).

Download the form here >

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Zamarripa Solis, Programme Director on or phone/text 07775 615817.

Please feel free to get in touch and we will try to help eg if you have access needs such as sending out a hardcopy of this application or other alternative methods.

Once completed email your form (and if appropriate, writing sample) to or by hardcopy to c/o Black History Month, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG.

Supported by Arts Council England

In association with New Writing South

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